Greater Raleigh Railroad has begun

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by screwysquirrel, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. screwysquirrel

    screwysquirrel Member

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    my hyper-modern railroad has begun.

    I'm going to be posting prgress pics as things go along.

    First, this is the planned layout

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  2. screwysquirrel

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    The starting door!

    the door I started with!

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  3. screwysquirrel

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    step 2!

    Pink foam glued down, supported by a lot of books!

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  4. screwysquirrel

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    first coat of ungly yellow-tan paint

    this paint color roughly appoximated the top layer of soil around here. Deper layers are the usual southern red clay, but the top is this sickly yellow-tan

    It'll likely need another coat, maybe a third. paint was applied with a 3-inch wide cheap foam paintbrush.

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  5. screwysquirrel

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    thats it so far!

    the paint is drying as we speak. I'll give it some touch up gluing tomorrow (that elmers spray on glue holds great after the second or third application:) and a second coat of paint tomorrow night.


    The 'benchwork' really isn't. This layout will be shifting between my closet for storage and the coffee table its shown sitting on for operation. When all is done, I intend to fasten a pair of lift handles to the sides for ease in shifting it around.
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    And so it begins. Will be looking forward to seeing how this layout dvelops SS
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    Looking Good!

    A great start, Screwy! Can't wait to follow your progress.:)
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    Moving right along!
  9. Clerk

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    Good start screwy. Where did you get that handle anyway.

    Looking forward to your progress postings.
  10. csxnscale

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    Good start,
    looking for more to come.

    Paul
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    2nd coat

    just applied the second coat of paint.

    Now I'm just waiting to get all the track I need. 22 turnouts aint cheap no matter WHAT.

    As for wheer I got my handle, it just fit me :)

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    Screwy, can you make all that mess in your living room?
    Jeeeees, has your wive an unmarried sister, I'll be glad to meet her. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

    Paul
  13. screwysquirrel

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    the joys of being single
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    Looks gtreat screwy!:cool:
    Looking fiorward to following your progress!
    Keep us posted!:)
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    That's a grrrrrrrrrrrreat! start. :D
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    REBOOT!

    well, after gathering track (oh boy!) I'm off again. I'm building the very different 2-level track, only 7 turnouts this time (compared with the 22 before)


    Here's a pic off all that track

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    the new plan

    this is the layout I'm building

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  18. screwysquirrel

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    second attempt with the foam

    heres the second attempt (with Liquid Nails this time) to attach my foam

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    well, try again

    heres the real image of the books on the foam

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  20. UP_STEVE

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    thats a big pile of track! :D youre off to a good start screwy!
    i like the second track plan cant wait to see more progress